Any Ideas on how to make the fireplace appear smaller or blend in as a nice focal point?
We just bought an older home and are working on a tight budget. The kitchens fireplace is
the first thing you notice upon entering the room. We have toned down the dark red & cleaned up the fireplace by removing the old doors & mirror.
The fireplace sits right at the kitchen and is large. I have started to tile but stopped, concerned that it may clash with the floor if brought to the bottom.
any Ideas on how to make the fireplace appear smaller or blend in as a nice focal point? or just in general for the room?
Commented on Apr 26, 2012
I would say DONT, let it be the focal point and work off it, it's great, not many people have
that and I would presume with as much floor space as you seem to have infront of it you will put a table in the area infront of the island and fireplace ? but if you really have to try to minimze it then dont you see how whether red or brighter white by it standing out from the cabinets you make it " pop" your painting is actually making it bigger than life, paint the cupboards all bright white to match the island and fireplace color now, then if you really want to minimize the fireplace paint it the off or antique white < less brilliant than the cupboards island etc > will make them more the focus and it less focused at a low cost